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Mt. Hood Weather ForecastThe snow that’s on the ground now is the snow that we’ll have for the next week or so. High pressure settled in over the Northwest sends storm systems veering away from the Cascades, with the possible exception of a very weak system this weekend. This, happily, gives your forecaster the opportunity to take a day or two off this week!
Looking at Tuesday’s weather, we see sun all day. The free air freezing level will be 0′ in the morning and will rise to 11,000′ in the afternoon. In the mountain valleys, temps will stay sub-freezing, meaning places like Teacup should see mostly-unchanging snow quality this week. Wind Tuesday: NE 10 in the morning, SE 15 in the afternoon, and SSE 20 overnight.
Wednesday will be clear. The free air freezing level will be 12,000′. Again, temps in the valleys stay sub-freezing. Wind: SSE 20 in the morning, S 10-25 in the afternoon, and S 5-15 overnight. Thursday: ditto. Sunny. FAF 11,000′. Wind: light and variable. Ditto for Friday.
Gorge Wind ForecastLight and variable wind Tuesday morning builds all day long. By the afternoon, we’ll have easterlies at 20-25 at Viento, 30-35 at Stevenson, and 35-40 near Rooster Rock. Easterlies pick up to 5mph east of Viento. Wednesday’s easterlies start with 50-60 near Rooster Rock and 40-45 near Cascade Locks with 30-35 at Viento. The wind holds all day. The wind picks up to E 10-15 east of Viento in the afternoon. On Thursday, you’ll find morning easterlies of 20-25 near Viento, 30-35 near Cascade Locks, and 40-45 near Rooster. Afternoon wind drops about 10-15mph at all locations. Easterlies continue through the weekend.
Coast, Jones, Sauvie’sAs needed until next spring and summer.
Hood River Weather ForecastClear sky this morning may pick up a little Nothing, but it’ll return to clear. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday starts with partial Nothing and turns clear. Temps will be near 30 early and in the upper 30’s in the afternoon. Light to moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Thursday: ditto, but in the 20’s in the morning. Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.
CyclingDo be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions this upcoming week, especially on trails that are not under a tree canopy. Do not ride if it was below freezing last night and is above freezing when you want to ride. The soil structure will be liquefied, and you will do permanent damage to trails. Consider riding gravel roads instead. GP will be closed through December for upgrades. Contact HRATS if you’d like to help.
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Local EventsWeekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River. Have an awesome day!